“This is a serious contradiction to previous comments about having players inside the top 100 donate their money to players outside of the top 250,” Collins said on her Instagram story, referring to Djokovic’s
“No one has been able to play sanctioned events or make money since February. Here we have an awesome opportunity with the US Open talking about proceeding forward with the event, with some strict safety precautions to make sure all players feel safe and their health is put first.
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“This is a massive opportunity for players to start making money again, and here we have the top player in the world saying only being able to bring one person with [them into the stadium] will be too difficult because he won’t be able to bring his entourage.
“If it’s safe to play, and the USTA, WTA, and ATP do everything in their ability to prioritise the health of players, I think we should support that.
It’s easy when someone’s made nearly $150 million throughout their career, to try and tell people what to do with their money, and then turn down playing in the US Open.
“For those of us (most tennis players) who don’t travel with an entourage, we actually need to start working again. It would be nice to have the best player in the world supporting this opportunity and not spoiling it for players and fans!”
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